Bursting at the Seams
Bursting at the Seams (1973 Strawbs album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1 January 1973
RecordedOctober - December 1972
GenreProgressive rock
Length40:29
LabelA&M, (UK)
ProducerStrawbs
Strawbs chronology
Grave New World
(1972)
Bursting at the Seams
(1973)
All Our Own Work
(1973)
Singles from Bursting at the Seams
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[2]

Bursting at the Seams is the fifth studio album by English band Strawbs, released on 1 January 1973 by A&M Records. It was the first album to be released after the departure of founder member Tony Hooper and the recruitment of Dave Lambert. It contains their two most successful singles and peaked at No. 2 in the UK Album Chart[3] and No. 65 in Canada.[4]

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Flying" (Dave Cousins) – 4:49
  2. "Lady Fuschia" (Richard Hudson, John Ford) – 3:59
  3. "Stormy Down" (Cousins) – 2:45
  4. "Down by the Sea" (Cousins) – 6:17
  5. "The River" (Cousins) – 2:21

"Down by the Sea" is placed after "The River" on the 1998 CD

Side two

  1. "Part of the Union" (Hudson, Ford) – 2:54
  2. "Tears and Pavan" – 6:35
    "Tears" (Cousins)
    "Pavan" (Cousins, Hudson, Ford)
  3. "The Winter and the Summer" (Dave Lambert) – 4:07
  4. "Lay Down" (Cousins) – 4:31
  5. "Thank You" (Blue Weaver, Cousins) – 2:11

Bonus tracks - A&M 1998 remastered CD

  1. "Will You Go"(aka "Wild Mountain Thyme") (Francis McPeake) – 3:54
  2. "Backside" (Cousins, Hudson, Ford, Lambert, Weaver) – 3:49
  3. "Lay Down" (Single version) (Cousins) – 3:33

Personnel

Recording

Recorded at Sound Techniques, the Manor and Morgan Studios

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United Kingdom 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP AMLH 68144
United States 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP SP 4383
Canada 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP & cassette SP 4383 / CS 4383
Germany, Italy 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP A&M 86 658
Denmark 1973 (1973) Sonet/Dansk Grammafon stereo LP SLPS 1544
United Kingdom 1973 (1973) A&M cassette ZCAM 68144
West Germany 1988 A&M CD 394383-2
Worldwide 1998 (1998) A&M remastered CD (3 bonus tracks) 540 936-2
Japan 2002 (2002) A&M remastered CD (3 bonus tracks) UICY-9215

References

Notes

  1. ^ Bursting at the Seams at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ UK Top 40 Hit Database Archived 2007-07-17 at the Wayback Machine everyHit.com. retrieved on December 16, 2008
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums - July 14, 1973" (PDF).